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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby Dan » Wed 11 Apr, 2012 8:27 am

nice stand :-x
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby pilonstar » Wed 11 Apr, 2012 8:31 am

Faaar out! You have got skills mate! Looks ooowwsum!
Really well done :thumbsup:
Tagging along!
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Wed 11 Apr, 2012 2:33 pm

dorz wrote:stand is looking sweet! need photos of it all together :D

give it a couple of hours just waiting for the inlaw to come round and give me a few hulk hogans up teh stairs :-D

Dan wrote:nice stand :-x

Cheers mate took my time but it came out alright

pilonstar wrote:Faaar out! You have got skills mate! Looks ooowwsum!
Really well done :thumbsup:
Tagging along!
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:bow: thanks broo

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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Wed 11 Apr, 2012 5:50 pm

Got the stand and tank upstairs just waiting for the laminex.

View from the lounge
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First FTS
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Pretty happy... gotta build a canopy and the light and get this thing juicy wet
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby siddr20 » Wed 11 Apr, 2012 6:13 pm

Looking great so far :)
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby parrdog » Wed 11 Apr, 2012 8:25 pm

:withyou:

Great stuff :thumbsup: .
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby DanJ » Tue 17 Apr, 2012 12:16 am

Looking amazing, Love the stand
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Sun 13 May, 2012 8:38 pm

siddr20 wrote:Looking great so far :)

parrdog wrote::withyou: Great stuff :thumbsup: .

DanJ wrote:Looking amazing, Love the stand


Thanks fellas. Finally got the laminex panels back after the kitchen company cut one the wrong size... Got the panels on and im pretty chuffed with it, first cabinet ive made thought it went alright!
Going to go gangbustas over the next few evenings and build the light. And will plumb it in most likely wednesday and start the cycle.. wooyea

Some picccies...
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby pilonstar » Sun 13 May, 2012 9:13 pm

Awesome work! Well done mate! :bow:
have you builded your aqua scaping?
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Sun 13 May, 2012 9:25 pm

:clap: thanks man

I have the rock soaking in some ro water... got it from AoA tahiti base rock, awesome rock! Wont have too much rock in the tank, maybe 2 small islands made from the flatter pieces i have. hopefully the acro will do most of teh scaping for me :crossfingers:
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Wed 16 May, 2012 9:47 am

Have to apologize for the terrible pics I'm rivaling another mass bad pic taker now I think.... I'll use the Nikon when I can remember.

Late night last night putting the hood together phone died so only managed to snag one piccie.

Hood frame is from some connect-it, as ghetto as is it it's good stuff and did the job perfect. The front panel of the hood is cOmpletely removable for easy access.
The light frame was made from angled aluminum and the reflectors are bolted on, ballasts are ready to go and ill wire it up to tonight. Im using a similar idea to michael(galleri) for function for maintenance.

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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby wmackay » Wed 16 May, 2012 9:50 am

THis should be a killer setup! give me a yell if you need a hand mate, im only down the road!
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby Matt the twin » Wed 16 May, 2012 2:09 pm

Setup is looking great, will be following along to see how it turn out

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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Wed 16 May, 2012 5:46 pm

wmackay wrote:THis should be a killer setup! give me a yell if you need a hand mate, im only down the road!

Thanks woody :cheers: ill sing out when the glass needs a clean :spit: :roflmao:

Matt the twin wrote:Setup is looking great, will be following along to see how it turn out

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Cheers matt, DIY definately gives a good sense of satisfaction doesnt it :alien:



...Heres the other pics that didnt make it up last night...
Reflectors on
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Ballasts on
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Hood without the front ( Latch adhesive is curing)
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Quick look of what it will look like...
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby lexbomb » Wed 16 May, 2012 6:10 pm

Looking great, You have DIY'ed your self to an amazingly high standard! you should be very proud
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby MeLLeR » Wed 16 May, 2012 6:38 pm

sweet so far dude, what bulbs combo you looking at? KZ globes all the way?
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Wed 16 May, 2012 7:52 pm

lexbomb wrote:Looking great, You have DIY'ed your self to an amazingly high standard! you should be very proud

:bow: thank you very much lexbomb, kind words :)

MeLLeR wrote:sweet so far dude, what bulbs combo you looking at? KZ globes all the way?

Thanks mate, I have 2x kz superblue, 2x kz newgen 14k, 1x kz Fiji purple, 1x ati aquablue... Nowhere had a 54w newgen! Ill judge how it looks and might replace it with another superblue
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby Scottief » Wed 16 May, 2012 9:26 pm

Hey Chris, the new tank looks great mate, very flash. :clap: :thumbsup:
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby ssbk23 » Wed 16 May, 2012 10:27 pm

Awesome work on the stand :clap:
Looking forward to watching it progress :thumbsup:
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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Thu 17 May, 2012 4:57 pm

Scottief wrote:Hey Chris, the new tank looks great mate, very flash. :clap: :thumbsup:

Cheers scott, under pressure from the lady to get it looking as good as the old one! :spit:

ssbk23 wrote:Awesome work on the stand :clap:
Looking forward to watching it progress :thumbsup:

Thank you very much :thumbsup:

Disclaimer: I am a licensed electrician do not try his at home if you are not!!
The light has been finished last night, It's got the same configuration as a powermodule, minus the fans. I will add in the dimming function later on once I play with the profilux and design something not so ghetto to interface the GHL with the light.
Heres some progress pics.

Finished
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Ballast Close up
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Tubes in! It actually took me a good 5minutes to work out how to get the tubes in without nearly breaking them... I was making it over complicated and it turned out to be pretty easy in the end :nut:
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Test time! This is with both channels on, There is a fiji purple and superblue for dawn/dusk.
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The Bulb combo so far front to back is:
KZ Newgen
KZ Fiji Purple
KZ Superblue
ATI Aquablue Special
KZ Superblue
KZ Newgen

hopefully this combo will throw the light onto the wall behind the tank that I'm after to give it a cool effect.
Now off to attach the light to the hood and clean the tank one last time, plumb it up and get the sand and rock in. Hopefully all by midnight!

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Re: Le Zeobox

Postby chriso316 » Sat 19 May, 2012 10:08 am

Washed the Sand and got it in, Also have place some rock in the tank, very minimalistic look at the moment and im liking it.

Using 2-5mm Caribsea florida...
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The start of the sand in the tank, it's almost happening...
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The View from the lounge...
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A full frontal!
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And finally, ITTTTTTTTTTSSSS TIIIIIMMMMEEEEEEEEEE :pirate:
after over a year of waiting and itching, and missing out on setting up my 105x105x50 that now resides in the ga-rage THIS SHAZ IS JUICY WEETT


JUICEY

WET!

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Now to tidy up the engine room and go out so I dont watch RO fill this beach up all day.

Thanks for comin! Stay tuna'd :clownfish:
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Re: Le Zeobox - JUICEY WET

Postby Dan » Sat 19 May, 2012 11:52 am

is that your final scape, I really like it :thumbsup:

I wasn't really sold on the look of the length and height proportions but the low aquascape has tied it together well IMO, enjoy filling her up
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Re: Le Zeobox - JUICEY WET

Postby pilonstar » Sat 19 May, 2012 1:49 pm

yey! some water in! :clap:
this pics is awesome! Image
very spiritual! saint T5! :thumbsup:

work rock is the next right?
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Re: Le Zeobox - JUICEY WET

Postby chriso316 » Sat 19 May, 2012 6:16 pm

Dan wrote:is that your final scape, I really like it :thumbsup:

I wasn't really sold on the look of the length and height proportions but the low aquascape has tied it together well IMO, enjoy filling her up

Thanks dan :clap:
I took some inspiration from freshwater planted tanks as I think theyre very peaceful and relaxing...
I'll be the first to say that not everyone would like the dimensions, but I find them very relaxing with the negative space. The rockwork was roughly placed in a 3/5 golden ratio but when i stood back I liked it so its going to stay i think :-x I may even take a few pieces out and replace with a some small flat base rock pieces I have once there are corals in

pilonstar wrote:yey! some water in! :clap:
this pics is awesome! Image
very spiritual! saint T5! :thumbsup:

work rock is the next right?
:cheers:


:roflmao: its the chrisomodule 1000 comes with a free reefangel :angel:

Rock work will stay for now eric i like the single layer, it will give the corals the focus when you look at it :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Le Zeobox - JUICEY WET

Postby chriso316 » Sat 16 Jun, 2012 12:54 am

Small update -

Tank went into full bloom at week 4, Zeo cycled well, kept away unwanted pests using base rock but it did take longer to kick in. Have a small diatom/algae outbreak which is undercontrol and should be gone sometime next week.
The tank is nothing too special at the moment, but in time I think it will turn out just how I wanted, hopefully with few hickups as possible.

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Re: Le Zeobox - 15/6 Small update

Postby MeLLeR » Sat 16 Jun, 2012 2:07 am

oh so simple a scape, but so nice! I love it mate, well done ;)
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Re: Le Zeobox - 15/6 Small update

Postby Dan » Sat 16 Jun, 2012 7:54 am

Very nice mate, really loving the scape & how clean the tank is. Are you planning on keeping the back walls clean?
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Re: Le Zeobox - 15/6 Small update

Postby scotto » Sat 16 Jun, 2012 10:29 am

Loving it :-x
Great build up with the stand and light box man, very tidy!
Wish I was as capable of producing a minimal scape like that eh..

What sort of control do you have over the T5s? = how many pairs/separate channels?


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Re: Le Zeobox - 15/6 Small update

Postby chriso316 » Sat 16 Jun, 2012 3:21 pm

MeLLeR wrote:oh so simple a scape, but so nice! I love it mate, well done ;)

Thanks mate less is more yea?! The anthias really set the tank off with the simple lines and blue tones :bow:

Dan wrote:Very nice mate, really loving the scape & how clean the tank is. Are you planning on keeping the back walls clean?

Thanks Dan, I've really grown to love the scape, I may change the very front right rock for a flat piece which I will chisel to fit in place and look natural.

a nice clean back glass makes the tank look 10x better, I have found a plastic squeegee in bunnings that is the perfect size to wipe the inside back pane, and one with a long arm to wipe the outisde then squeegee that dry too, makes the job so quick and so easy :wink: I clean the front glass with a squeegee aswell, I just spray RO/DI water on the pane and squeegee it off in one stroke, salt creep and any smudges instantly gone... the inside gets a bit of love from the mag cleaner, although the inside has only needed it once a week since the tank started up.

scotto wrote:Loving it :-x
Great build up with the stand and light box man, very tidy!
Wish I was as capable of producing a minimal scape like that eh..

What sort of control do you have over the T5s? = how many pairs/separate channels?


Scott :thumbsup:

Thanks Scott, the stand took me a while, I only worked on it til I got bored and put it down so I wouldnt rush it. The light I smashed in a day :roflmao: doing it everyday at work probably helps!
Tone posted up a great read about aquascaping not so long ago and from that and reading Iwugami scaping and following my favourite tanks, most of the time the rockwork was simple, 1 layer all the way across with varying shapes of the rocks in different positions to create different points of view that still look great.
I've wired the T5's exactly the same as a 6bulb powermodule, with 2 bulbs for dawn/dusk and 4 bulbs for full lighting, controlled over 3 ballasts so i could create another channel if I wanted but I don't think there is a need, considering the ballasts are 1-10v EVG dimmable which I can control from the profilux once I hook it up. It's one of the things that will get done eventually :)


I may also swap out the ABS tube for another Fiji purple leaving the tank with
2x KZ Newgen
2x KZ Superblue
2x KZ Fiji purple
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Re: Le Zeobox - 15/6 Small update

Postby scotto » Sat 16 Jun, 2012 8:51 pm

Nice, the dimmables would be sooo sweet and that bulb combo would be real crisp! :thumbsup:
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